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June 5, 2010
The Hagerstown chapter of Quilts for Kids Inc. recently delivered 166 quilts to National Children's Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as part of Proctor & Gamble's Downy Touch of Comfort campaign. Proctor & Gamble sponsored the national organization to provide 10,000 quilts during the first half of the year to be donated to Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The organization has exceeded the request. In addition to the delivery, the Hagerstown chapter also donates to the Parent Child Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
NEWS
February 15, 2012
Nursing residents at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village have stitched two “winter” quilts that are hoped to be the first of a seasonal series. Assistant Director of Activities Kathy Neville, who coordinated the project along with aide Barbara Harrison, said she heard about the quilt idea at a conference of Maryland Activity Coordinators Society. “The patterns were ones I came up with,” Neville said. “The ones at the conference were a different style.” Twelve residents in both the first- and second-floor nursing units participated in the activity, and a quilt was created by each group.
NEWS
August 21, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lorraine Mishler, a local quilter, will discuss "Quilts and the Underground Railroad" at the Thursday, Sept. 10, dinner meeting of Waynesboro Historical Society. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hess Room of Minnich Manor at Quincy United Methodist Home. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. It's free to attend the program only. Dinner includes chicken breast with tequila lime and fresh cilantro. The vegetarian entre is eggplant roulades with bruschetta topping.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
Preserving vintage quilts hands a wonderful gift to the next generation, quilt historian Fawn Valentine says. Here are her tips: Avoid washing them, including dry cleaning or handwashing. Water and other solvents can weaken the fibers or cause the dye to run. Keep out of sunlight. Light can fade fabric colors and affect fibers. Don't store quilts in plastic. Quilts need ventilation. "One of the best places to store quilts is on a spare bed," Valentine said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | September 15, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSPORT - Got nimble fingers and a sympathetic heart? If so, the Hearts-N-Hands quilt group that meets at Zion Lutheran Church is hoping you'll stop by every third Thursday of the month. "We started this group about a year ago," said Nancy Sandberg. "It just grew out of a love of quilting. " It has now grown into an ecumenical outreach benefiting people both in the U.S. and abroad. A member of Zion, Sandberg and fellow organizer Janice Tyson were able to secure the church's social room at 35 W. Potomac St. for the monthly gatherings, which run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Word is spreading and the quilt group now boasts about 10 core members and another half dozen who come when they can. At the August meeting, new volunteers included an avid quilter from an area nursing home and a former quilt show judge, Sandberg said.
NEWS
April 5, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: DON AINES WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - When Lucille Shaw died two years ago, she left behind a legacy that has helped four generations of her family remain tightly knit. She left them feed sacks. [cont. from news page ] Gathered around tables placed end-to-end in the dining room of Robert and Helen Layton's farmhouse, more than a dozen descendants of Shaw hunch over tiny squares of brightly colored fabric they are sewing into quilts, a skill Shaw practiced during her 96 years.
NEWS
November 12, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- A self-taught quilter, Kendra Grove reached a point a few years ago when she was running out of people to receive her quilts. "I saw a little blurb in a quilting magazine about an organization called Quilts for Kids," Grove said. She called and was connected with Linda Arye, who founded the organization in Yardley, Pa., nine years ago. Grove said she was treated so well by Arye and the organization that she decided to start making quilts for the group. "I was sending eight to 10 quilts a month to them ... just from me," she said.
NEWS
By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | January 15, 2006
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - During World War II, American and Canadian women handcrafted quilts to send to people fleeing the ravages of war in Europe. More than 60 years later, 18 of the quilts have come back to the United States and will be on display Jan. 16 to 27 at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center. The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is sponsoring the three-year traveling exhibit through the United States and Canada. The local stop is the 26th on the tour.
NEWS
February 24, 2009
Hearts' N Hand Quilting Club members work on assembling a quilt. The quilting club meets twice a month at Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport and makes about 90 quilts a year. The quilts are donated and shipped overseas.
NEWS
February 1, 2009
Jordan Richardson, the son of Heidi Richardson of Smithsburg, was the winner of a giant bear in a coloring contest sponsored by the Smithsburg Historical Society during its Home Town Christmas event Dec. 13. The coloring was done on No. 60 grade sandpaper and will be heat set to create quilt squares for Linus Project quilts. The finished quilts will be on display at the Smithsburg Library when completed. The children's names will be written on the quilts in permanent ink. This is a project of the Knotty Ladies of Smithsburg.
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OBITUARIES
May 27, 2013
Elsie E. Spangler, 94, of Plantation Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, at her home. Born June 24, 1918, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lewis H. and Edith E. (Rice) Duffey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, William M. Spangler Sr., Sept. 18, 2011. She was a seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of Willow Brook Seventh-day Adventist Church of Boonsboro, Md. She was an avid quilter, making quilts for every family member and also volunteered and made quilts for ACTS9 of Hagerstown.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 24, 2013
Last year, back surgery sidelined Evelyn Hunt from attending the Cumberland Valley Relief Center Quilt Show, but not this year. “I come every year, health permitting,” said Hunt, who traveled to the annual event from Harrisburg, Pa. This year, Hunt stocked up on quilting supplies and had her eye on a few quilts at the annual show. The quilt show, featuring 100 hand-made quilts and wall hangings, began Thursday and will continue Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | January 11, 2013
Karen D. Cook is the new executive director at Memorial Recreation Center in Hagerstown. She replaces Loretta Wright at the North Avenue youth center. Cook said she has received support and encouragement from previous and current staff, board members and community members and is looking forward to the challenge of the position.   Breakfast planned The Women of Ebenezer AME Church, 26 W. Bethel St., are gearing up for the 2013 Women's Day and will start the new year off with hosting a breakfast Saturday at 8 a.m. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and onions, sausage gravy, biscuit, orange juice and coffee.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2012
With names such as “Endless Summer” and “Journey to Antietam,” each of the more than 200 quilts on display at the Mason Dixon Quilt Show this weekend has a story all its own. Stitched by members of two area quilting groups - Friendship Quilters Guild of Hagerstown and Buchanan Trail Quiltmakers of Waynesboro, Pa. - the quilts are being shown as part of the guilds' annual fundraiser to benefit the HCC Lady Hawks Scholarship Fund....
NEWS
March 14, 2012
A Penn State-themed quilt made by Debbie Martz will be auctioned off Sunday, March 25, at the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center's live and silent auction. The fundraiser, titled “Save A Horse, Hire a Cowboy,” will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at  Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg, with music by Tuckahoe Ridge. The quilt is just one of the items to be auctioned. Other items are golf and horse riding lessons, health care and beauty products, photography, fly fishing, gift cards from the construction and food industry, jewelry and home decoration, children's summer camps and entertainment tickets.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | February 16, 2012
The Friendship Banquet and Auction, previously scheduled for Saturday at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church has been postponed. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 24, same time, same location. Tickets already sold are good for the new date. Movie day planned On Saturday, the Hancock Library in Widmeyer Park will show the movie “Kung Fu Panda 2” (rated PG). The free film begins at 3 p.m., and refreshments will be served. To register, call the library at 301-678-5300.
NEWS
February 15, 2012
Nursing residents at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village have stitched two “winter” quilts that are hoped to be the first of a seasonal series. Assistant Director of Activities Kathy Neville, who coordinated the project along with aide Barbara Harrison, said she heard about the quilt idea at a conference of Maryland Activity Coordinators Society. “The patterns were ones I came up with,” Neville said. “The ones at the conference were a different style.” Twelve residents in both the first- and second-floor nursing units participated in the activity, and a quilt was created by each group.
EDUCATION
October 10, 2011
Students and faculty at E. Russell Hicks Middle School created an American flag quilt to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Every student created a square in the quilt and teachers designed the stars. The teachers who worked on the 9/11 tribute project were many, but primarily involved were Anne Kendall, Kimberlee Ballenger and Tracy Bambrick. The students also watched a video by Tony Watts titled “Tonight our Eagle Cries.”
BUSINESS
January 2, 2011
Coldwell Banker   Coldwell Banker Innovations collected $140.91 in donations and enough toys to fill up a large donation box during its recent Toys for Tots drive. Power Marketing LLC, a full-service marketing, Internet and consulting company, also contributed to Coldwell Banker Innovations' Toys for Tots drive. With offices in Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., Coldwell Banker Innovations is the leading residential brokerage team for the Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania regions.
NEWS
December 25, 2010
The Cumberland Valley Relief Center will host a quilt show Jan. 27 to 29. The show is an opportunity to view new hand-quilted pieces that have been made in the Cumberland Valley. The quilts will later be auctioned at the Pennsylvania Relief Sale to be held in Harrisburg, Pa., at the Farm Show Complex April 1 and 2. The show is free and open to the public. The hours are Thursday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The relief center is at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway south in Chambersburg.
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